Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) were widely rebuked over the weekend for responding to the latest terrorist attacks against Israel not with condemnation of Hamas and other terrorist cells in Gaza, but with scorn for Israel.
Omar, whose anti-Semitic history is well-documented, was even accused of repeating Hamas talking points.
What did they say?
On Sunday, Omar denounced the “status quo of occupation” of Gaza. However, Israel does not, in fact, occupy Gaza.
Earlier in the day, Tlaib claimed the Palestinian people are being dehumanized, while the mainstream media, specifically citing the New York Times, “feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families.”
According to the Israeli Defense Forces, Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 600 rockets over the last several days, resulting in at least four Israeli civilian deaths.
In response, the IDF has launched more than 300 coordinated strikes against individual terrorists in Gaza and terrorist positions, including rocket launch sites, weapons depots, terrorist compounds, and terrorist observation posts.
What was the response?
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out Omar for “defending Hamas.”
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, who is known as the “imam of peace,” knocked both Omar and Talib for not condemning the terrorism.
GOP operative Arthur Schwartz:
Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel:
Did any Democrats condemn the terrorist attacks?
Only one Democratic lawmaker so far has publicly defended Israel since the latest barrage of attacks began more than two days ago: Sen. Kyrsten Simena (D-Ariz.).